Archive for October 30th, 2011

2011 Challenger: Jesse Birenza

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Since I’ve started school I haven’t been drawing near enough, so the challenge seemed like good incentive get at least a little art-making in every day. With luck, some character or other will gel and I can spin something off of them.

My tumblr


2011 Challenger: Elisa

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Blah, blah, I’m a comic artist slash retail wageslave slash fine arts major. I live off of cigarettes, coffee, scifi dorkery, and blues music. This whole exercise should probably help with my lack of creativity or something? I’m betting so at least.


2011 Challenger: Crystal M Rollins

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Hey there everybody!Jikoshia Chapter 1 coverMichelle flying over the City

My name’s Crystal Rollins, and I arrive at this challenge from the hazy cold winter of the American Northwest (well, really, it’s just here in Seattle that it’s hazy and riany…) I was introduced to the challenge by my awesome rival/partner/BFF Emily Gillis, who is also participating this year. Me and her both flopped horribly last year, so I’m hoping that having a specific new story in mind will give me better character-fodder than last year. My target is to create 30 new cahracters for “Elementalists” a story of wizards, politics, countries trying to avoid wars, and criminals trying to avoid being caught. I’m hoping to give it a little bit of a Discworld feel, and though I want to contain it to a single novel, the ideas for this setting haven’t stopped since the weird dream that originally gave me the idea for the story. I’ll explain a bit more about that as I introduce characters, since these will be mainly text entries, unlike my attempt last year.

I write and draw a webcomic called “Aspect” which you can read here:  and I’m doing the coloring and cover artwork for Jikoshia, which you can read here:

I’d show you a picture of myself, but apparently I’ve got nothing more recent than 5 years ago, when I got married. Being the only camera-fiend around here means I don’t end up with many pictures of myself. Oh well!

Here’s some samples of my artwork (you can see more at my DeviantArt account, here: )

Challenger 2011: Knoxus/QuickNick

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I’m here to really set a goal. I always seem to quite my goals and I need to force my self to finish at lest one.

2011 Challenger: Amanda Lien

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Amanda Lien here. I’m a 2D artist for a company that makes iOS games. Excited to give this ago and get some original artwork out on a daily basis!  //

2011 Challenger: Alyssa Brandt

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Hello, my name is Alyssa and I’m a 2011 30 characters challenger. This is my second year doing the challenge, and my drawing skill have improved a lot since then. I’m in tenth grader who loves drawing, reading and cosplaying and am also currently working on a webcomic in progress. I first learned about the 30 character challenge from Martin Brandt (link). I hope to have lots of fun with this this year, and you can expect to be seeing a lot of characters from the comic I’m working on this time.

2011 Challenger: Sheli Hay

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Haha! Jumping right in!

I’m glad there’s an art counterpart to Nanowrimo. I’m excited to see everything that comes from this challenge! Best of luck, everybody!



Hey Everyone

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Hi, my name’s Maddie. I’m a sophomore in highschool and I love to draw. I’m probably severely underestimating the difficulty of this challenge but I’m gonna do it anyway. The only internet access I easily have is on my iphone and the wordpress app is a butt so I’ll probably only upload pics on weekends. I think I’ll create characters in groups of seven, that sounds easy. Good luck to me and everyone!

2011 Challenger: Chelsea Hopkins

| October 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

Hello! My name is Chelsea, though I go by Subobo or Nyyrikki in other corners of the internet. I’m an Illustration major at SCAD in my senior year, so doing this on top of everything will be….interesting to say the least!

I love creating characters, either serious or ridiculous, and hopefully this will kick my creative slump into gear! (and maybe something interesting will result from this.)

Here’s my website:

And my art tumblr that I need to update:

Good luck to everyone, I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

2011 Challenger: Kira Pratt

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My name is Kira, Ghost, or realityisamatterofopinion (my tumblr), and I am altogether too silly! I chose to undertake this challenge merely on a whim, but I think it would be great practice to get all my ideas out! It is very likely most of these characters will don outfits that are vaguely Victorian, Medieval, or ~magical~, eheh, and will also likely have fantastical occupations. I hope to, at the very least, complete this challenge. I’d like for all the characters to be useable in future stories of mine, but finishing is what’s important to me!

See y’all when it starts!


2011 Challenger: Trevor Gale

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Hey all, my name is Trevor and I am kind of dumb because I really don’t have time to do this, but I’m going to anyway. I’m a recent grad of the Art Institute of Portland with a BFA in animation (focus on cel and Flash). I’ve got a bunch of comic-or-maybe-animated-blah-blah-it’s-in-my-bio projects that I’ve back-burnered in favor of slightly more ‘get a job’ things, and a lot of them aren’t even ready to start scripting, let alone anything more drawing-y.

My plan here is to start out focusing on a project that’s tentatively titled “Servers”, but I reserve the right to suddenly switch gears and come up with shit for one of the others, because nothing I can come up with after “because” doesn’t sound needlessly confrontational.

2011 Challenger: Xiao Mao

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The name is Xiao Mao.  I hope to bring you many interesting characters.

My webcomic:

My blog:

2011 Challenger: Lore Salas

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Haha, hey everybody!! I just needed an excuse to keep my creating juices flowing all month long……. and this sounded like the perfect opportunity!!

I’m Lore (kuakness in some parts of the web) and I’m a visual development artist at a videogame company in Mexico. Since I’m mostly self-taught, I still have a long way to go and I could really use some practice and, of course, everybody’s critiques. Really looking forward on seeing what you guys come up with :D! let’s get drawiiiin’ !


2011 Challenger: Mary

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Yo! welp, Name’s Mary, I’m a college student in my final year and I managed to stumble on this while clicking around. Decided that this might be fun to try out my writing skills with and develop ideas in my head.

Hope I can do well on this, and nice to meet everyone.

2011 Challenger: Kirsten Lien

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Hello everyone! This should be fun! Bring it onnnnn!

2011 Challenger: Victoria “Zeno”

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Yo! I’m Victoria. I go by the pen name of Zeno. I’m finishing out my last year in high school and plan on pursuing an illustration major.

My head is always full of new ideas and fantasy worlds, so hopefully this challenge will help me get them out on paper. I love monsters and things of the freakish variety.

This is my first year participating in this challenge, and I look forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with. Good luck and keep those finger cramps away!

You can view my artwork at:




2011 New Challenger: RandomSyhn

| October 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

  Hey world! My name is Jaclyn and when I’m not zombified I’m either doing schoolwork or drawing. (maybe possibly watching movies and TV too) I’m a fourth year human Kinetics student who hopes to become an art student after graduation. I love coming up with character concepts so I feel like this challenge is definitly for me.

I joined this challenge mostly to be honest to get some more exposure for my work, also of course to hopefully improve in leaps and bounds. I’m really excited for this challenge as well as to see what everyone else comes up with.


My dA is here where more works in progress and sketches can be found on my tumblr here which is actually what brought me here.

Howdy 30 Days

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This is a test to see if I know how to do this properly.  I am Vendetta Lee, and I suppose that if I wanted to get maudlin, I could say I am my first character.  But It’s not even Nov. 1, so I think I’ll give it a pass, for, like forever.

I’m a storyteller.  I wouldn’t call myself anything as highbrow as an author. And this sounds like fun.

2011 Challenger: DeAngela Goggans

| October 30, 2011 | 1 Comment


Hey!  My name is DeAngela, but I like being called Dee because it’s easier to remember!  I’ve been drawing since I was little babby, and I’m currently a sophomore in high-school!  I want to draw for a living and work with a bunch of cool people when I grow up!

I joined because I love creating and designing characters (and because this seemed like a ton of fun).

So yeah!!! This is my first time doing something like this, so I hope this will be a fun experience!

Oh right, here’s my art blog! Thank you for reading, y’all.

2011 Challenger: Bridgeport Cat

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Hello, all! I’m Bridgeport Cat, and I’m a writer/semi-ok artist who’s been in a funk lately. I do superhero/cutesy/goofball types of art, and have been wanting to kick myself into high gear. I’ve got an entire superhero universe in my brain that’s severely devoid of characters, and I see this challenge as a way to finally fill it up!

Right now I really don’t have a place for my art that’s worth looking at, but hopefully soon I’ll have an art tumblr filled with some of my stuff.

2011 Challenger: camaryllis

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I’m not very good with introductory posts…but, I’m Ling, and I joined this because I want to push myself to try this challenge out! Hopefully it will be accomplished by the month’s end. I hope to learn many things from this challenge! And I hope to not fall behind too much either.

I’m a graphic design student, but on the side, I draw pretty much everyday so as to keep a running progressive timeline and to never lose practice.

My art blog is here, and is updated quite frequently, and I will be crossposting this challenge there as well.

2011 Challenger: Kashizzle

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‘Yo everyone! I’m Sandra aka Kashizzle, a 24-year-old (soon to be 25!) animation student/game designer from Melbourne, Australia. Like many of you, I saw this on tumblr and thought it was a great alternative to NaNoWriMo (which I always say I’m going to do, but never do!)

Character design is something I like, despite my illustration skills not being terribly good. I plan on using this challenge as an opportunity to get improve my skills and tone my creative muscles, so to speak. Although my dafault art style is heavily manga influenced (especially by the works of Shigenori Soejima and Kazuma Kaneko, amongst others), I also want to try new things.


I’m an avid gamer, but I also enjoy anything creative (My mother taught me how to crochet over the weekend) and am happiest when I’m being productive. My submissions may not always be finished (my course is very intense), but I look forward to seeing what I (and everyone else who undertakes this!) come up with!

-Kas (tumblr) (deviantART)

2011 Challenger: mayamei

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Hey, I’m Christine. I’ve been drawing digitally for quite a while (my precious graphire wires are fraying) writing a bit too.

I want to expand my comic’s world a little more, or possibly make a new universe, so this seems to be a great way to do it. Hopefully I’ll come out the other end alive!



2011 Challenger: Jeff Harris

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30 Characters in 30 DaysHowdy, hello, and salutations.

My name is Jeff Harris.

I’m a writer. I’ve been writing for many years, professionally for a touch over 13 years. Mostly, I’ve been writing commentary about animation, comics, and the industries that house them, mostly at my own domain and various blogs and such. Now’s not the time for plugging them. At least, I don’t think so.

I’ve been writing fiction much longer than that. I think I wrote my first story at the age of five. I wrote my first book at the age of eight, and I had a teach take my second book away from me and never seen again. I’ve dabbled in detective stories, sci-fi dramas, adventures, martial arts tales, fantasy, and superheroic fiction. I’ve created many characters over my 33 years of life, but I’ve never did anything like this before.

30 characters in 30 days? It’s possible. I have to flesh out an entire world in a month. I don’t want to use any of my other characters and worlds, so I’m starting from scratch. A superhero story and a potential universe out of thin air.

What fun! Wish me luck.(Feel free to follow me at @nemalki on Twitter and thoughtnami at Tumblr; that’s the only outside plug I’ll do now).

And keep creating.

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My name’s Peter A. Turner, AKA Aborted Slunk, and have my finger in many creative pies, mainly animation, illustration, writing and music. I am rather good at those things but quite terrible at everything else. My special fondness is for creating characters, especially on the spot, and so was absolutely unable to pass up the opportunity to undertake this challenge.

2011 Challenger: Lovell

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I go by a variety of different names, three in reality, four on the web. Cant help myself. But when it comes to my art and novels I go by Lovell.

I write poems, novels, and comics. I draw the comics I write, but none of which have ever made their way up onto the web. I have a BFA in Graphic Design and hope to go to grad school for something animation or illustration based.

I compete in NaNoWriMo every year (for the past four years) but this year is a no go. This, on the other hand, will be a welcome, easier challenge.

Timeshare Unlimited Blog

my tumblr

my deviantart


2011 Challenger: Mike Rogers

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Hello there, world. Always been a big fan of comics, books, and all forms of writing.  Not really an artist drawing-wise, but I think my creativity as a writer makes up for it.  Looking forward to the challenge, if only to continue to get my creative juices flowing.

2011 Challenger: L Jamal Walton

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I’m L Jamal Walton and I’ve been doing daily sketches on my Facebook fan page since August 16th. This is my attempt push that sketching to a new level.


You can find my previous work at:

You can buy my work at:



Pokemon Trainer Bob wants to challenge you to a battle

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Name’s Bob, or so everyone calls me. I come in peace from the great land of the maple leaf. (about an hour away from Toronto in Canada)

I’ve been in an art slump the last year and a bit. So I am here hoping this will fix it. I mostly prefer to work with traditional mediums and colour with markers. I’ve started to try more digital work though but I am not great at it by any means.

If I am not slaving away at work, I’m hermiting myself in my room either gaming or drawing if I can musker it up. If I do draw I normally listen to a range of neo-swing, euro dance/electric/techno/trance, dubstep and anything that has a good beat and catchy.

I can also be found at


Skype: angle-dust-Anderson (just let me know you’re from here)

Don’t be afraid of me, I like meeting new people, plus I think drawing and talking is nice :3

2011 Challenger: J. James

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McFarland Friendly Belligerent

J. James spotted in his natural habitat...

Alright Alright!

This is going to be a busy month, but as a nice change of pace this will be the first month which I am not tabling at a comics convention, so busy or not, I can completely commit to this endeavor.

I’m setting a lot of goals for myself this month.  Since I’m finally not traveling, every morning I will create a new character as a warm-up exercise before I set to work on my commissions and my own stories.

This will also force me to Sit Down and Work on My Portfolio which is a constant drag on me.

It will be exciting to see what everyone comes up with, and it will be a goal of mine to check out all the submissions in the morning and evening.  Onward and upward!

2011 Challenger: Dom Zito

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Hey-lo everybody. I’m Dom and I believe I am an illustrator, printmaker or graphic designer. I’m in the process of figuring out which one is more for me and until then, I will do this challenge. Good luck to all and hoping to see some awesome art and ideas.